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Orchids do best with liquid fertilizer. You can find commercially available fertilizers for use both during the growing season and during the resting season (which, in some cases, might be when the plant is blooming). Or you can use a balanced fertilizer. Whichever you use, but especially if you’re not using an orchid-specific fertilizer, dilute the amount recommended on the label. Orchid experts vary on what they recommend. A general rule of thumb is a quarter-strength solution weekly. However, you’re probably also fine with twice a month (and up to half strength) when the plant is growing and even as little as once a month when the plant is resting. As with any fertilizer, higher nitrogen will promote leaf growth, while higher phosphorus and potassium will promote flower growth.